Category Archives: Kalitta Motorsports News

Team Patron Ready to Make New England Debut

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2013) With the second of a string of four back-to-back races just days away, there’s no rest for the weary as Alexis DeJoria and her Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car team head due north this week for the highly anticipated inaugural event at New England Dragway, the […]

Team Patron Continuing to Show Progression in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (June 16, 2013) After a string of first round losses, the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patron Toyota Camry Funny Car team broke their streak when driver Alexis DeJoria defeated former Kalitta teammate Jeff Arend in the first round of eliminations at Bristol Dragway during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday afternoon. The team’s […]

Kalitta Motorsports Honors Tammy “O” With Wristbands in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., (June 15, 2013) – Kalitta Motorsports is honoring one of their own family members, Tammy “O” Oberhofer, beginning Saturday in Bristol, Tenn. with a special edition “777” wristband as the team competes at Bristol Dragway in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Tammy and husband Jim “O” have been an integral part of the […]

Alexis DeJoria Racing Qualifying Report- 13th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

The Results: Q1: 4.142 ET at 303.32 MPH Q2: 4.096 ET at 312.42 MPH Q3: 7.066 ET at 95.05 MPH Q4: 5.937 ET at 177.59 MPH The Competition: No. 8 Alexis DeJoria (lane choice) vs. No. 9 Jeff Arend Quotables: Alexis DeJoria, Driver “We were really excited coming back to the Bristol Dragway for the […]

Team Kalitta Bristol Qualifying Report; Worsham Becomes DHL’s First No. 1 Qualifier in Funny Car

THE RESULTS: Del Worsham: Driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car Q1: 4.136 seconds, 302.82 mphQ2: 4.008 seconds, 314.83 mph (Three bonus points for quickest of the session)Q3: 6.909 seconds, 97.27 mphQ4: 6.638 seconds, 95.79 mph Qualifies: 1st – Worsham’s 4.008-second run in the second qualifying session is the quickest Funny Car run of […]

Alexis DeJoria Hopes History Repeats Itself at Bristol

Alexis Dejoria Racing

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (June 12, 2013)— As the Kalitta Motorsports Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry Funny Car team roars into Thunder Valley today, they’re hoping history will repeat itself at Bristol Dragway- the picturesque track that cuts through the Appalachian Mountains.  It was at this race last year, the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, where the Patrón […]

Grubnic Ready to Rebound in Bristol

David Grubnic

BRISTOL, Tenn., (June 11, 2013) – For David Grubnic, driver of the Optima Batteries/Advance Auto Parts Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports, the goal for this weekend’s NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in scenic Bristol, Tenn. is to improve after a disappointing outing at the previous NHRA Mello Yello Drag racing Series event […]

Three-Time Bristol Top Fuel Champ Kalitta Has Unfinished Business in Thunder Valley

Doug Kalitta Bristol

Three-Time Bristol Top Fuel Champ Kalitta Has Unfinished Business in Thunder Valley BRISTOL, Tenn., (June 11, 2013) – Doug Kalitta, driver of the 10,000-horsepower “Big Red” Mac Tools Top Fuel dragster for Kalitta Motorsports, was within .02 seconds last year of claiming his fourth “Wally” trophy in Bristol Dragway’s Thunder Valley. At this season’s annual […]

Two-Time Funny Car Bristol Winner Worsham Looks for First Win in DHL Colors

Del Worsham

BRISTOL, Tenn., (June 11, 2013) – Del Worsham, driver of the DHL Toyota Camry Funny Car for Kalitta Motorsports, knows how to race a 10,000-horsepower nitro-fueled Funny Car to the winner’s circle at Bristol Dragway – He’s done it twice. This weekend Worsham and his DHL “Yella Fellas” team will attempt to break through for […]